Joseph Ponzo, Bronx Elementary School Assistant Principal, Accused Of Getting a Little Grabby With A Couple Of Students
A veteran assistant principal at a Bronx elementary school was arrested this morning after police say he felt up two students, a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old -- which makes him the latest addition to the long list of city school workers accused of getting a little grabby with students over the past two months.
That latest alleged pervert is 59-year-old Joseph Ponzo, the assistant principal at PS 106 on St. Raymond's Avenue in Parkchester.
According to authorities, Ponzo -- in the hallway of the school he was supposed to be running -- felt up the two students' chests (over their clothes) on March 27.
It's unclear if there's anything other than the students' word against the administrator that led to the charges, so let's not rush to judgement too quickly.
Ponzo's worked in the Bronx school system since 1996.
In all, Ponzo was booked on charges of felony sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Ponzo's scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
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